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BN Bytes: D’Banj, P-Square, Sarkodie, Camp Mulla, Cabo Snoop, Fally Ipupa & Michael Kiwanuka Nominated for the 2012 MOBO Awards



The 2012 MOBO Awards show is coming up on Saturday, 3rd November, 2012 at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK. And, the nominees are in…

Reppin’ for Naija, D’Banj and P-Square were nominated in the “Best African Act” category amongst an array of very talented acts. Other popular African Stars – DRC’s Fally Ipupa, Angola’s Cabo Snoop, Ugandan-born Michael Kiwanuka, South Africa’s Spoek Mathambo and Kenya’s Camp Mulla also made the cut in the nominations for different categories.

On the other hand, another Nigerian-born act, Femi Temowo is nominated for “Best Jazz Act”

We can only guess which artists are going to bring it home this year since Nigeria’s very own, Wizkid won the award for Best African Act 2011, of D’Banj was also nominated last year.

Here is the list of all the nominations:

Best UK Female
Emeli Sandé
Rita Ora
Jessie J
Jessie Ware
Rebecca Ferguson

Best Newcomer
Lianne La Havas
Conor Maynard
Jessie Ware
Misha B
Rita Ora

Best UK Male
Ed Sheeran
Plan B
Professor Green
Rizzle Kicks

Best Video
Emeli Sandé‘My Kind Of Love’
JLS‘Do You Feel What I Feel’
Plan B‘Ill Manors’
Rizzle Kicks‘Mama Do The Hump’
Rita Ora Feat. Tinie Tempah‘R.I.P.’

Best Hip-Hop/Grime
Plan B
Professor Green
Wretch 32

Best Album
Ed Sheeran – +
Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events
Labrinth – Electronic Earth
Plan B – Ill Manors
Rita Ora – Ora

Best R&B/Soul Act
Emeli Sandé
Maverick Sabre
Rebecca Ferguson

Best International Act
Azealia Banks
Jay-Z and Kanye West
Frank Ocean
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross

Best Song
Ed Sheeran‘Lego House’
Emeli Sandé‘Next To Me’
Plan B‘Ill Manors’
Labrinth Feat. Tinie Tempah‘Earthquake’
Michael Kiwanuka‘I’ll Get Along’

Best African Act
Fatoumata Diawara
The Very Best
Spoek Mathambo
Fally Ipupa
Cabo Snoop
Camp Mulla
Amadou and Mariam

Best Reggae Act
Sean Paul
Damian Marley
Mr. Vegas

Best Jazz Act
Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Femi Temowo
Zara Mcfarlane
Roller Trio
Zoe Rahman

Best Gospel Act
V9 Collective
Rachel Kerr
El Mafrex 

Photo Credits: MOBO


  1. Victor!

    September 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    First! Dbanj all the way!

  2. sammy

    September 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    D’banj will win obviously now……its not even a competition considering what he’s done in the UK this year

  3. Bay

    September 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Yaaaaay I see psquare coming home wid dis very Award..all d Best

  4. Tee

    September 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    My man D’banj must to win oooooo.Africa’s number 1 Entertainer without a single doubt!!!

  5. nich

    September 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I think d’banj wins because of his oliver twist…

  6. jennietobbie

    September 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm


  7. Me

    September 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Dont just say dbanj pls go n vote

  8. ola

    September 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    all the way koko master..

  9. faith

    September 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I see dbanj winning it!…they r still crazy over Oliver twist….

  10. iamfascinating

    September 19, 2012 at 2:05 am

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  11. chidi

    September 19, 2012 at 2:45 am

    @ bay u kno na cheating if dbanj no win,so just don’t boda yourself sayin psquare,twalee to big psquare,but na dbanj deserves d award,dbanj was nominated wit 2face in 2005 or 06 he lost,he was nominated wit 9ice he lost,nominated wit wizkid 011 he lost,and now again he will lose,sorry can’t happen,@ me weda u vote or not na dbanj go win am.

    • yinka

      September 19, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      Then, D’Banj is a loser. My bet is on P-Square/Fally Ipupa/Camp Mulla.

  12. brandigest

    September 19, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Leave for Sakorde… he has done really well this year

  13. Teniola

    September 19, 2012 at 11:48 am

    @chidi,ur a very big clown…..I couldn’t help laughing at ur comments.Yessoo,if D’banj doesn’t win this one,it is serious cheating.Ur very right.But really,we rooting for him shld vote for him ‘cos ‘Me’ is very right,we shld not just say D’banj,we shld actually vote.Even tho’ he has won thousands of other awards,he can still av more to his credit.

  14. chidi

    September 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    @teniola m no clown,m jst saying the fact,its good u kno am right,but wat i don’t undastand is dat naija hate dbanj but dbanj twitter followers keeps increasing nd dbanj is moving forward upon all d hates.

  15. tony

    September 19, 2012 at 10:34 pm


  16. Muzik factory

    September 20, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Nigerians please vote for el Mafrex in the Best Gospel Act Category. el Mafrex is a Nigerian

  17. fashion arena nigeria

    September 30, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    yes pls vote el mafrex. He sings in my church choir at Edinburgh, UK. Hes the best gospel singer as far as I kno w. pls register at to vote . thanks

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